Alexandre Bouzlov
(Russia)


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Cello

Alexandre teaches in:
  • English
  • Russian



Alexandre Bouzlov is one of the most vivid and talented cellists of the next generation, one who represents the Russian performing school with honour at the world’s leading music venues. One of Bouzlov’s most recent achievements came with his participation in the Emanuel Feuermann Cello Competition in Berlin in November 2010, at which he was awarded the Grand Prix and the Audience Award.

Then David Gvinianidze, who was the student of the 3rd course, was invited to become a solo singer at Batumi State Opera and Ballet Theatre. At the same time David became the winner of the Georgian Republican Contest of young singers, won the International contest called “Zolotoe koltso”.

Alexandre Bouzlov was born in Moscow in 1983. He graduated from the music school and college of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire; in 2006 he graduated from the Moscow Conservatoire itself. At master-classes, he has received instruction from such renowned cellists as Mstislav Rostropovich, Daniil Shafran, Natalia Shakhovskaya, Boris Talalay, Eberhard Finke (Switzerland) and Bernard Greenhouse (USA). As a student, Alexandre Bouzlov received grants from numerous international organisations, among them the Russian Performing Arts foundation, the Mstislav Rostropovich Foundation, the Vladimir Spivakov Foundation and the Nahum Guzik Foundation (USA). He currently teaches at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire where he has his own class and is an assistant to Professor Natalia Gutman; he runs master-classes in Russia, Europe and the USA.

Alexandre Bouzlov won his first Grand Prix at the Mozart-96 competition in Monte Carlo at the age of thirteen. One year later the musician was awarded the Grand Prix at the Virtuosi of the 21st Century competition in Moscow. The same year, he performed at an anniversary concert marking seventy years since the birth of Mstislav Rostropovich. Alexandre Bouzlov has won 1st prizes at Young Concert Artist competitions in Leipzig (2000) and New York (2001) and the Grand Prix in the categories “Cello” and “Chamber Ensemble” at the I New Names All-Russian Open Competition (Moscow, 2000); recipient of the Triumph youth prize (2003) and prize-winner at the XXXV International Competition Jeunesses Musicales in Belgrade (1st prize and Audience Award, 2005). The musician has also received special prizes for the best performance of Pezzo capriccioso at the XII International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (2002) and the Leyda Ungerer Prize at the Pablo Casals Competition in Kronberg (Germany, 2004). In 2005 he took 2nd prize at one of the most prestigious music compositions in Europe – the ARD International Cello Competition in Munich (Germany), while in 2007 he was the undoubted favourite at the XIII International Tchaikovsky Competition at which he took the Silver Medal, the prize for the best performance of a work by Tchaikovsky and the special prize of the Mstislav Rostropovich and Galina Vishnevskaya Foundation. One year later the cellist took 2nd prize at the LXIII International Cello Competition in Geneva, the oldest cello competition in Europe.

Today Alexandre Bouzlov performs throughout Russia and abroad; his tours have taken him to the USA, Great Britain, Germany, France, Israel, Switzerland, Austria, Norway, Malaysia, South Korea, Japan, Belgium and the Czech Republic. Alexandre Bouzlov has appeared with many renowned Russian ensembles, among them the New Russia Symphony Orchestra, the Svetlanov State Academic Symphony Orchestra, the Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, the Grand Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, the Moscow Soloists chamber ensemble, the Munich Chamber Ensemble, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the St Petersburg Academic Philharmonic and the symphony orchestras of Nizhny Novgorod, Yaroslavl, Saratov and Ulyanovsk. He has worked with conductors including Mark Gorenstein, Yuri Bashmet, Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Spivakov, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Yuri Temirkanov, Konstantin Orbelian, Leonard Slatkin, Thomas Sanderling, Maria Eklund, Claudio Vandelli (Italy), Yakov Kreizberg (USA), E. Tobacco (Bulgaria) and Mitiyoshi Inoue (Japan).

As a soloist he has performed with numerous American symphony orchestras, travelling to almost each and every American state while on tour. Alexandre Bouzlov’s debut at the renowned Carnegie Hall took place in 2005, while May the same year saw a gala at the Lincoln Center in New York with the Orchestra of St Luke’s under the baton of Leonard Slatkin. “Of the numerous young performers who have appeared onstage in recent years with the Utah Chamber Orchestra, Alexandre Bouzlov is the most vivid and talented,” wrote one American newspaper in 2007. Alexandre Bouzlov performs with such acclaimed musicians as Natalia Gutman, Yuri Bashmet, Alexei Lyubimov, Vasily Lobanov and Tatiana Grindenko.

As a soloist he has performed with numerous American symphony orchestras, travelling to almost each and every American state while on tour. Alexandre Bouzlov’s debut at the renowned Carnegie Hall took place in 2005, while May the same year saw a gala at the Lincoln Center in New York with the Orchestra of St Luke’s under the baton of Leonard Slatkin. “Of the numerous young performers who have appeared onstage in recent years with the Utah Chamber Orchestra, Alexandre Bouzlov is the most vivid and talented,” wrote one American newspaper in 2007. Alexandre Bouzlov performs with such acclaimed musicians as Natalia Gutman, Yuri Bashmet, Alexei Lyubimov, Vasily Lobanov and Tatiana Grindenko.


More about Alexandre Bouzlov:
http://www.mariinsky.ru/en/company/orchestra/cello/buzlov/

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